Full detailed profile on Dr. Monica Quartermaine Played by Leslie Charleson on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.
Leslie Charleson (ABC)
Dr. Monica Quartermaine
Actor: Leslie Charleson
Who played Dr. Monica Quartermaine over the years
Patsy Rahn (1976 - 1977)
Useful information on Dr. Monica Quartermaine
* Marital State - Widowed. (Alan Quartermaine)
Current: Chief Cardiologist at General Hospital
Monica was raised as an orphan, and as an adult, the closest person to a mother she had was Gail Adamson. It was Gail who encouraged Monica to become a doctor. While in medical school she met her first love, David, who later went to Viet Nam and was reported MIA. Monica assumed he was dead.
Soon after, she discovered she was pregnant and decided to put the child up for adoption so she could finish school. Rick Webber, another handsome med. student soon caught her eye, and they fell in love. After receiving their degrees, Rick went off to Africa, was reported killed in a plane crash, and once again Monica was devastated. She found solace in the arms of Rick's brother, Jeff.
Their marriage floundered from the beginning. Jeff was possessive and insecure of Monica's lingering feelings for Rick, and when Rick, amazingly, turned up alive, Monica wanted to divorce Jeff, but needed his permission. She received unsolicited help from Heather Grant, a woman who had her eye on Jeff and wanted him for herself.
Smooth waters didn't flow as Monica had planned. Dr. Leslie Faulkner was in love with Rick, too, and when Rick found brother, Jeff, with a bullet wound to his head, Rick was overcome by guilt and blamed himself because of his relationship with Monica. He broke it off with her.
Jeff recovered, and he and Monica gave their marriage another chance. Rick and Leslie wed, and Monica realized she didn't love Jeff and asked for a divorce. When he finally agreed, she was free to pursue a new doctor at GH, Alan Quartermaine. They eventually exchanged vows, but with Rick still at GH, Monica gave in to her old feelings and slept with him. When she became pregnant, she didn't know who fathered the child.
Alan's greedy sister, Tracy was determined to prove that Monica's baby was not a Quartermaine. She wanted her own son to be the family heir. Luckily, Monica's child, AJ, was later deemed to be Alan's son.
The stress of Monica's cheating led Alan to have his own affair with Susan Moore, which produced a son, Jason. After a time, Alan realized that Monica was really the love of his life, and he returned home with the baby. At first the little boy was a constant reminder of her husband's infidelity, but Monica soon grew to love Jason as much as she did AJ.
The Quartermaine's marriage was a continuing string of affairs and distrust. Old flames, previously assumed dead, showed up alive, and Skye Chandler, another child from one of Alan's flings, came to Port Charles to find her father. Monica battled breast cancer, befriended another victim of the disease, and when the woman died, Monica and Alan adopted little Emily. Life was not easy despite being wealthy.
Sadly, Monica lost many members of her family over the next few years including, AJ, Alan and Emily. While grieving Emily's death, she turned to the bottle and hit Sam while driving. Jason helped her though and she went to rehab. Monica also took to newcomer Rebecca, who looked just like Emily. However, it came out that Rebecca was Emily's unknown twin who came to town to fleece the Quartermaine's and Nikolas. Since then, Monica has only sporadically appeared at the hospital or in the Q mansion.
Jeff Webber (divorced)
Alan Quartermaine Sr. (divorced but remarried)
David Langton (engaged - deceased)
Rick Webber (engaged - deceased)
Sean Donely (affair)
Ned Ashton (affair)
Pierce Dorman (affair - deceased)
Gail Adamson (mother by adoption)
Lorena Sharpe-Barrington (cousin)
Michael Corinthos III (grandson - adopted by Sonny)
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Carly gets off the elevator at General Hospital with a stack of coffees. Felix and her talk about how hard AJ’s shooting is on Michael and Felix thinks he’s lucky to have Carly. She senses something is wrong and he admits he can’t get over Brad. He tells her Brad slept with someone else. They never said they were exclusive though, and Felix thinks he might be too old fashioned. Carly doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with going slow. She dogs out whatever random guy Brad slept with and Felix tells her his name is Lucas Jones. Surprised, Carly tells Felix that’s her brother. She hopes that Felix will at least talk to Brad if he thinks there is something to salvage. He agrees and leaves to track down Brad. In AJ’s room, Monica begs God to bring AJ back to her and he opens his eyes. Monica emerges and tells Michael and Kiki that AJ is awake! After the doctors check him out Michael badgers AJ for info about who shot him. He asks if it was Julian and AJ grunts out "No." AJ starts seizing and Monica ushers everyone out of the room just as Anna and Carly arrive. Monica tells them that AJ had an aneurism and she doesn’t know if he’ll be okay. Kiki fills Anna in that AJ said Julian was not the shooter. Carly calls Sonny and tells him the same.
Carly and Sonny bicker outside AJ’s hotel room. She demands to know if Sonny broke his promise to Michael and shot AJ. He thinks that’s rich considering she can’t stay away from the man who caused Michael to be raped. She can tell by his avoidance he did it. Inside AJ’s room, Monica finds Michael keeping vigil and tells him his parents are outside. Michael joins them and asks what they were talking about. Sonny tells him they found Julian standing over AJ’s body with a gun. Carly gives Sonny the side eye while he comforts Michael. Michael wonders what possible motivation Julian would have for shooting AJ. Carly leaves as Kiki rushes in. She tells him she is always there for him no matter what. He asks how she found out and she tells him she had a really weird run in with Luke, but brushes it off and asks how he is. He tells her how he and Morgan have been bonding lately. AJ is stable but might not make it. She tells him to have faith in his dad. Back inside, Monica begs God to bring AJ back to her. AJ opens his eyes.